Good Morning, New York Giants Fans!
Regrouping and getting healthy is the priority for the New York Giants as their next game against the Arizona Cardinals is a week away. Enjoying nine rest days after losing to the New England Patriots 35-14 in a hard-fought battle will be essential, especially for numerous players fighting through injuries.
Star running back Saquon Barkley is expected to return at home against Arizona, and tight end Evan Engram could also find his way back to the field. With a sprained MCL, Engram’s return is questionable, and there’s no timetable for his return (day-by-day). Wide receiver Sterling Shepard is dealing with his second concussion of the year, which will force him out for at least the next two weeks. One more this season, and it could end his campaign prematurely.
The Giants moving forward into the middle of their schedule without several top playmakers will make coming back from a 2-4 start on the season stressful; however, it’s not impossible. The Cardinals will not be an easy team to beat, considering the emergence of Kyler Murray as of late.
The Giants signed a veteran running back:
After a terrible game against New England, rookie running back Jon Hilliman was released, and veteran Javorius Allen was signed. The former Baltimore Raven has plenty of experience as a starter and is a quality pass-catcher of the football.
Over four seasons, Allen earned 1,249 yards and a 3.7 yards per carry average. He also hauled in 129 receptions with a 76.3 percent catch rate. With backup Wayne Gallman out and Barkley, not a guaranteed starter next week, Allen will have a few days to learn the play-book and contribute in some fashion.
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